Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Remembering The Two Fathers

Today is the birthday of my Daddy. If he is alive he would be 54. He met with an accident 5 years ago. He slipped away on Dec 16th. He was an encourager. Those who had talked to him for a few minutes leave encouraged. I have never seen him sad or dull. Today I remembered him more. My emotions were mixed. On one hand I thank God for his life and we did enjoy his wisdom, wits, jokes, deep spirituality. On the other hand I saw him enduring through suffering, going through pain. His death left a vacuum which could not be filled.I also thought about my Jesus today. And remembered his death. But today we have an empty tomb unlike my fathers. Jesus died and came alive. He lives. His spirit continues to enter the heart and lives of people. The Spirit of Jesus is comforting me today.

Monday, 20 April 2009

Word This Week

This week our pastor taught about the five ways on how we can measure our spiritual growth. Let me list them for you. It is taken from 2 Corinthians 4.

1. Check if you have renounced secret and shameful ways or still do have negative areas that you are trying to hide from others. 2 Corinthians 4;2
2. Are you using deception? Do you have transparency in your life? Do people see the real you or are you wearing a mask? 2 Corinthians 4;2
3. Are you distorting the word of God? Are you stretching or peddling the Word of God for your own living? 2 Corinthians 4;2
4. Do you lose heart so easily or are you renewed day by day. Does the slightest affliction cause you to panic? 2 Corinthians 4; 16
5. Do you live by faith in God or do you live by what you see? 2 Corinthians 5; 7

Analyzing these questions will help you know your spiritual growth. Its time to grow. Its time introspect.

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